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Pain and discomfort in knee. Worn out my cartilage? Why does it swell with burning sensation?

Hello, My name is Ruchir, and I have been having slight pain/Discomfort in right side of my Knee , which is not really painful and goes away if i start running but after any major activity when I cool down, knee swells up and gives me a burning sensation .. or it becomes really dis-comfortable if i sit on chair/Motor bike for too long .. I saw a doctor, he told me I have worn out my Knee Cartilage , is this true ?
Asked On : Fri, 28 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.

You might be suffering from patellar tendinitis or chondromalacia patellae. This type of knee pain related to overuse or physical activity.

Slight modifications in your life style can help.

- Do regular knee exercises (quadriceps and hamstrings).
- Always warm up before exercising and cool down afterwards. Stretch your quadriceps and hamstrings.
- Lose weight if you are overweight. Every pound that you are overweight puts about 5 extra pounds of pressure on your knee cap when you go up and down stairs.
- If you have flat feet, try special shoe inserts and arch supports (orthotics).
- Make sure your running shoes are made well, fit well, and have good cushioning

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Mon, 21 Jul 2014
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